Marywood to present ‘Flight of Fancy: Photographic Imagery of Reality in Imaginary Worlds by Chala Jan,’

First Posted: 10/9/2014

Marywood University will present the exhibition, “Flight of Fancy: Photographic Imagery of Reality in Imaginary Worlds” by Chala Jan, opening Saturday, Oct. 18 with a free reception from 6 to 8 p.m., in the Mahady Gallery, located on the first floor in the Shields Center for Visual Arts. The exhibition will be on display through Nov. 23.

Chala Janpraphasakul’s photography focuses on her story-telling qualities and the visual dynamic essence she invokes in a viewer’s perception. Her photographic imagery contains elements of surrealism, combining photography and creative digital processing to render multiplicity, levitation, nature-defined movement and supernatural transformation to the subjects in her images.

Her intentions are to illustrate a story without words, by using photography as an instrument that allows her to collect elements to blend into a composition that reflects her imagination. Her inspirations are taken from her surroundings, imagination, thoughts, feelings or dreams.

Janpraphasakul was born and raised in Thailand until 1998. She attended Hunter College, New York, in 2014, and graduated with a degree in computer science. After graduating, she moved to Scranton, where she works as a software developer.

Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Thursday and Friday; 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday and 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Additional information may be obtained by calling 570-348-6278, ext. 2428.

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